Red Ted and I got all Christmas crafty again this week. Well, we are in the middle of advent and I find that Christmas is a really special time of year to craft together. I love our little craft today, as it is another great way to “use kid’s art” and make something with it. We made these paper Christmas baubles. Red Ted not only enjoyed painting, he also enjoyed the sticking. Of course I had to help him.. but read on for how we fared.
This a little book that will be going into Red Ted’s Christmas stocking – it is a story AND a bauble in one! I know, it is a little cheesy, but that is what stockings are for! This little book tells the story from the point of view of the 3 wise men. There are 3 others in the series (Joseph’s, Mary’s and the Shepard’s). It is not a well known fact that I am actually half Spanish and in Spain, traditionally, the gifts are brought on the 6th January by the 3 Wise Men (think about it, it makes sense!). For this reason, I thought it would be nice to have a little book that focusses on the 3 Wise Men. It’s very sweet.
The craft, I believe is really easy and quite effective.
Materials: Paper, paint, ribbon, scissors, glue
1) Do some painting or drawing. I findthe stiffer the paper the better these work
2) Cut out 8-10 circle. You need to cut these as perfectly as possible for the finished effect to be at its best. We used a small cup to trace the circles
3) Fold circles in half. Make a good crease.
4) Stick the left side one to the right side of the other. I found that if I held them for Red Ted he could do all the sticking. When you get to the last one, add the ribbon. Then glue the first circle to the last
5) Even them all out a bit, if necessary add a tiny bit more glue and done!
These make lovely gifts for family too. Add a little note in the corner saying which child made it, what year and what age…
The tree was made on the same principle – but with thicker card and only 5 sides.
Happy Paper Bauble Crafting!!